I dunno, I just like writing my ideas down.
So I was watching Yogscast, these guys who are hilarious as they play on some Minecraft RP server. The people on the server take it seriously, but they don’t. But it gave me an idea for something.
Most servers are either 1vall or have teams with little structure. I was thinking of having a more structured team Vs team battle that would be recorded and become a recurring series.
Here it is.
There are 15 players overall. It is a 5v5 battle. The last five are admins or DM’s or something to keep the game running. (Two for camera, two for helping or watching, and one for running the game) They will be split dead on the X axis of the map, but they will be very far apart – almost 4 minecraft days.
The game will have structure such as set times for the matches, set events, and set quests and goals. The first night, they will be given a stone sword and told to get to where they will set up their towns. (At this point, there will be safe houses along the way)
Once they make it, the next thing will be to build and set up their towns. No one will intervene to show HOW to build the towns.
After they are set-up, random events will occur. Simple or good events such as a no-mob night cycle, or trees/crops growing faster. Some will be bad, such as a double mob night or all pigs disappearing for a few days.
There can be some “major” events such as a Ghast spawning, but that’s kinda severe.
From the point of the towns being set up, the two teams are in a state of war. There can be some random events (such as steal X from the other team) or things to convince the teams to enter enemy territory. In fact, stealing is allowed. Spys are encouraged.
There will be voice chat, however, there are two options. The easy one is a chat for each team. The hard one is a chat for each territory. It never really makes sense how you can chat with someone who are miles away. This also allows the spies to eavesdrop. However, there is no easy way to change chats like this. (Perhaps some way to let spies eavesdrop is to have a “radio” room and let them build a wiretap.)
At the end, there will be some big random event , and whoever completes that quest will win (but it won’t be simple!)
As mentioned, there will be five admins or game masters or cameramen. I suggest have one cameraman for each team, then have the last three either check up on the teams, act as neutral characters (can someone say “traders”?) or help build the buildings for those random events.
It will take a lot of time, but if it is pulled off right, it could be the best Minecraft video series ever.